DVLA Personalised Registrations will be auctioning a registration correlating to arguably one of the rarest classic Ferrari 250 models ever produced during its autumn auction being held at Wychwood Park near Crewe from Wednesday (September 17).
The registration 250 S – lot 931 – which has a reserve of £2,500, is among 1,250 lots featured during this week’s three-day live event.
To put its potential value into context, the registration 25 O – initially bought for a Ferrari 250 SWB from the 1960’s – became the highest priced personalised registration sold by the Agency when it changed hands for £400,000 in November 2014. According to Wikipedia, the Ferrari 250 S was the earliest Ferrari 250 and was first entered in the famed 1952 Mille Miglia race and was then raced at Le Mans.
Jody Davies, DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Senior Sales Manager, said: “While we have high expectations for every one of our 1,250 lots on offer, there’s no question the personalised registration 250 S could be of particular significance for those collectors of ultra-rare Ferraris out there. As for its value, we cannot predict what it will fetch.”
DVLA Personalised Registrations will be hoping this week’s sale will continue from where it left its record-breaking summer auction. July’s event, which also celebrated the Agency’s 30th anniversary since launching its sale of marks programme, proved to be its first multi-day auction to record a 100 per cent sales conversion, again reinforcing the belief that the popularity in personalised registrations is as prevalent as ever.
While this week’s event features a varied array of personalised registrations carefully selected to suit all tastes and budgets, it is fair to say all eyes will also be on IG 2 (reserve £2,400), particularly as IG 1 sold in the summer for a £222,000, making it the Agency’s third highest-selling personalised registration of all time.
As ever, the eclectic assortment includes numerous registrations directly relating to supercars on our roads including P115 TAA (reserve £250) and T218 UTO (£250), which relate to the model names Pista and Tributo currently being sported by Ferrari. N115 SAN (£250), too, is likely to prove popular. Those who hail from Belgium and Turkey may also show interest in BEL 614N (£250) and TU12 KEY (£700) while AMY 15S (300), DEX 70R (£300), LA11 CEY (£400) and WR19 HTS (£400) typify name-related personalised registrations being offered.